Information about Jim Corbett National Park

Jim Corbett National Park named after a famous hunter situated in the Nainital district of Uttarakhand is one of the oldest National Parks in India. Home of 458 different species of plants, 600 species of birds with a variety of wild animals like TIGER, ELEPHANT, DEER, CHITAL, SAMBHAR, GHARIAL, WILD BOAR etc. Spreading in the area of 521 km Jim Corbett National Park is now the best managed and protected areas in the country attracting thousands of Indian and foreign visitor every year.

Corbett is now playing a big role in protecting the endangered Bengal Tiger and has nowbecome a dream destination for a bird watcher and animal lover. Located in the foothills of Himalayas the park can be accessed by six different gates. It is advisable to book the safari in advance to make the most of one’s trip. There are numerous hotels and resorts outside the periphery of the park, which provide accommodation and range from luxury to economy to suit the pocket of the tourists.

Corbett Tiger Reserve provides accommodation and day visit facility to visitors. It is divided into 6 zones namely:-

  • Dhikala
  • Bijrani
  • Jhirna
  • Durgadevi
  • Dhela
  • Sitavani

These zones offer day visit and night stay facility for the tourist. Day Visit/Jungle Safari is the most preferred by the tourists who are on their short visits. The safari is done only by the vehicles that are registered with Corbett Tiger Reserve. Please note that the private vehicles are not permitted inside the park. 2 Canter rides (capacity of 16 peoples) runs in the morning and 2 in the evening to take the tourists to the Dhikala Zone for Day Visit.

Other Places to See near Jim Corbett National Park

Other than various safari, Bird watching  in various zones of the Jim Corbett National Park, one may enjoy the beauty of nature at other places listed as under:

Garjia Devi TempleGarjia Devi Temple: Located in the Garjiya village near Ramnagar on the outskirts of the Corbett National Park. The temple is situated on a large rock in the Kosi river and is one of the most famous temples here. Legend believes that Garjia Devi is the incarnation of Goddess Parvati, Daughter of King of the mountain Himalaya also known as GIRIRAJ. Tourist may take the blessing all over the year.

Corbett Museum: Located at 30 km from Ramnagar on the way to Nainital used to be the home of the famous hunter Jim Corbett. This will throw a light on the activities and how he used to live here. The Corbett Museum remains open throughout the year and remains closed only in Holi. The timings for visiting this museum is between 7.00 A.M. to 6 P.M.

Corbett Fall : Located 25 km from Ramnagar, Corbett Water Fall is one of the best location for the day out picnic spot. One may feel the immense peace at this place. Waterfall sound with the chirping of birds makes perfect melody. Dense Teak forest surrounding this place makes it more beautiful.

How to reach Jim Corbett National Park

By Road:
Ramnagar is connected by road to Delhi, Moradabad, Bareilly and Nainital. State transport buses run regularly from Jaipur, Delhi, Moradabad, Haldwani, Haridwar, and Dehradun. The approach routes are:-
Delhi-Hapur-Moradabad-Kashipur-Ramnagar: 250 Kms
Dehradun-Haridwar-Dhampur-Kashipur-Ramnagar: 230 Kms
Nainital-Kaladhungi-Ramnagar: 63 Kms

By Train:
A direct train to Ramnagar runs from Jaisalmer-Ajmer-Jaipur-Delhi-Moradabad-Kashipur-Ramnagar.

A direct train to Ramnagar runs from Haridwar-Najibabad-Moradabad-Kashipur-Ramnagar.

A direct train to Ramnagar runs from Chandigarh-Ambala-Saharanpur-Najibabad-Moradabad-Kashipur-Ramnagar.
Alternatively, one can come up to Haldwani/Kashipur/Kathgodam and come to Ramnagar by road.

By Air:
Dehradun and Delhi are the nearest airports. Regular flights have also started from the nearby Pantnagar Airport in Udham Singh Nagar District.